Studying Adolescent Mothers' decision making about adoption and parenting

Michael D. Resnick

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The Reagan Administration has demonstrated a strong interest in the sexual, parenting, and adoption behavior of adolescent mothers. With this interest in mind, the author examines existing studies on adolescents' decision making about placing their babies for adoption and proposes some theoretical and methodological considerations to guide future investigations in this area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-10
Number of pages6
JournalSocial Work (United States)
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1984
Externally publishedYes


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